ABSTRACT: Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis is a rare congenital disorder characterized by urinary bladder distention and hypoperistalsis throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract. We present a new case with the typical clinical and radiological findings of the syndrome. This diagnosis should be suspected in patients who present with intestinal obstruction and urine retention and should be confirmed with imaging techniques, including abdominal plain films and urinary ultrasonography. Histological findings are non-specific; we found thinning of the intestinal muscle layer and connective tissue proliferation. The prognosis is generally very poor. Our patient died from sepsis at the age of 25 days.
Anales espanoles de pediatria 10/2000; 53(3):253-6.